Congolese Voices

Classic Studies
Women's Bodies as a Battleground: Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls During the War in the Democratic Republic of Congo (PDF)
By Marie Claire Omanyondo Ohambe, Jean Berckmans Bahananga Muhigwa, Barnabe Mulyuumba Wa Mamba, Martine Rene Galloy, Ndeya Sow, and Catherine Hall


March 20, 2013
Letter to Johnnie Carson, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (PDF)
From Congolese Women of the Diaspora

March 20, 2013
Memorandum of Diaspora Congolese Women Denouncing International Crimes Committed in the D.R. Congo (PDF)
From Congolese Women of the Diaspora

March 20, 2013
Les femmes Congolaises de la Diaspora dénoncent les crimes internationaux commis en R.D. Congo
Par Les femmes Congolaises de la Diaspora


March 31, 2010
Congolese Women Offer Prescriptions for Ending Sexual Violence in Congo
By Bibiane Aningina Tshefu, Women’s Coordinator & Adviser, Friends of the Congo and
Kambale Musavuli, Student Coordinator & Spokesperson, Friends of the Congo

March 8, 2010
The Political Implication of Congolese Women, for Change and the Promotion of Good Governance in the DRC (PDF)
By Senator Eve Bazaiba

March 8, 2010
The Role and Involvement of Women in the Congolese Peace Process (PDF)
By Mme Annie Matundu Mbambi

March 8, 2010
The Problematic of Violence Against Women: A Major Challenge in the National Reconstruction Process (PDF)
By Mme Jeanine Gabrielle Ngungu

March 6, 2010
A Message From Congolese Women on the 8th March International Women's Day
By Mme Marie-Claire Faray

March 2010
Video message read by Katherin Machalek

December 2009
Rape with Extreme Violence: The New Pathology in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo
By Denis Mukengere Mukwege & Cathy Nangini

June 17, 2008
Congolese Women Appeal to the United Nations

August 2007
Women's Political Participation In Countries Emerging From Conflict in The Great Lakes Region of Africa (PDF)
By Dr. Akinyi Nzioki, Judy El Bushra, Hon. Miria Matembe